Aged Dependent Relative Visa allows an elderly, dependent relative to live permanently in Australia. The sponsor must be an eligible Australian citizen, permanent resident or an eligible New Zealand citizen As there is high demand for this family migration visa and very limited number of allocation, processing of this visa is subject to capping and queuing arrangements and in accordance with any relevant Ministerial Directions. The visa processing is also considered in two stages.

Bridging Visa A may be provided for applications made onshore (in Australia) and the applicant will be able to remain lawfully in Australia while the application is processed. If you are given a Bridging visa A, you can apply for a Bridging visa B to travel outside Australia while you wait for a decision.

Are you eligible for Aged Dependent Relative Visa (838 or 114):

  • The applicant must be a dependent relative of an eligible sponsor in Australia.
  • Single (must not be married or in a de facto relationship)
  • Reached the age where you are eligible for an age pension in Australia. The pension age has been gradually increased from 65 (for men and women born before 1949) to 67 for those born after 1 July 1952.
  • Have a sponsor who will provide an Assurance of Support
  • Meet the health and character requirements

Your sponsor:

  • Must be a relative whom you are financially dependent on for basic needs (such as shelter, food and clothing) for at least the last 3 years before this visa application is made.
  • Can be the partner of the dependent relative and must be living together.
  • Must be at least 18 years old
  • Lives in Australia as an Australian citizen, a settled permanent resident or an eligible New Zealand citizen.
  • Up to three sponsors can provide the Assurance of Support in your application
  • Provide a letter of undertaking to help provide accommodation and financial assistance for your relative and any accompanying family members for their first two years in Australia and to repay the Australian for any social security payments